Monday, 9 February 2009

9 February - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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First of all Nomanda would like to thank all our new readers! We have been getting more and more of you every day and we really appreciate you! If you are enjoying Nomanda’s blog please pass it on to your friends. And if you would like to make a comment or get your own special mention on your own special day just send us the details through the comments section and we’ll make sure we don’t forget you!

Nomanda’s Happy Special Day blog is a celebration of events and anniversaries that have touched our lives. If today is your special day join us in looking at a few other events that have occurred on your day. Enjoy!

No doubt getting fed up with running around with buckets of water putting out his fires it was on this day in 1863 that Alanson Crane patented the first fire extinguisher. So now all you have to do is to leave one in the corner of every room, wait for the fire to start, pick up your extinguisher and put the thing out! Easy Peasy!

The people of San Francisco had to wait a long time before they were able to enjoy the delights of the great vegetable asparagus. It was only on this day in 1886 that the first shipment of asparagus arrived in the city all the way from Sacramento. Asparagus is one of Nomanda’s favourite veggies, and it doesn’t come much better than the Flemish way which is gently boiled, strained, and then topped with hot crushed hard boiled eggs covered in a warm butter sauce. Absolutely delicious!

Every parent is asked the almost impossible to answer questions from their growing children. Sadly the song celebrating this, “Daddy What If”, by Bobby Bare only made it to the #41 spot on this day in 1974.

She doesn’t look like one, she doesn’t act like one but Madonna made a lot of money being “Like a Virgin” when her album of the same name went to the #1 spot on this day in 1985 and stayed for the next 3 weeks!

Taking hardly any time at all to sing his way into the record books, the fastest yodeller in the Alps, Thomas School from Germany, managed to cover 22 tones, 15 of them in falsetto in one second on this day in 1992. I wonder if he had Frank Ifield’s lovely Swiss teacher to help him! “I Remember You” too-oo, Frank!

The legendary cricket off spinner, Jim Laker (1922 – 1986) is our first birthday celebrity today. His talents were no better demonstrated than in “Laker’s Match” in 1956 at Old Trafford when he took 19 of the Australian wickets!

The American actress Mia Farrow (1945) is our next birthday celebrity. Following her very successful acting career she is now a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

The Scottish professional golfer Bernard Gallagher (1949) is our last birthday boy. He was at the time at the age of 20 the youngest player to represent Great Britain in the Ryder Cup and captained the Ryder Cup Team in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

Happy Special Day to one and all!!

If you know someone who is celebrating their birthday, anniversary or a special day today or sometime soon why not send them a nice e-card so they get it as soon as they log on! Even better, why not send this page to your friend!
Don’t know what to get for a present? Think about what your special person enjoys doing and the things they like.

For Girls, I know that flowers and chocolates are a bit cliché but nevertheless they always seem to work! Of course, if your budget stretches that far, jewellery, watches, perfume and fashion items are always appreciated!

For Boys, all boys like toys! It’s just as they get older the toys get more expensive. So gadgets and gimmicky things work. Again, if you have the budget then car accessories, sporting equipment and clothes, and man type jewellery like watches and gold chains will go down very well!

And, if all else fails, you could always send them a gift voucher and they can choose whatever they want!

If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event today I hope you got lots of cards and presents and that there is someone special in your life who will make this day a very happy and special day for you.

Happy celebrations to you from the Happy Special Day Blog!!

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